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Community order and electronic tag for illegal gas fitter

An illegal gas fitter has been sentenced to a community order and given a curfew after carrying out gas work at a home in East Northamptonshire.

Anthony Worrall, trading as AW Plumbing and Drainage, carried out gas work, including removing a gas fire and replacing a boiler and pipework, at a home in Chelveston, East Northants, between July and September 2018, Northampton Crown Court heard. The homeowners raised concerns after his work was left in a dangerous condition.

Mr Worrall was not registered and had been warned by HSE in 2014 after he had replaced a boiler and carried out associated gas pipework at a house in Raunds, East Northants. He was not registered at this time either.

Anthony Worrall of Dean Close, Rushden, Northamptonshire, pleaded guilty to breaching Sections 3(3) and 5(3) of the Gas Safety (Installation & Use) Regulations 1998 as amended. He was sentenced to a 12-month community order, required to carry out a 20-day rehabilitation activity and had an electronically monitored curfew imposed. He was also ordered to pay costs of £520.

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